Program for Partners

Every day, more than half a million people run searches using the Yandex.Images homepage. A significant segment of these users aren't looking for standard images, but rather sources of inspiration and beauty. With this audience in mind, we choose one unique photograph every day and post it to the Yandex.Images homepage.

Partner Offer

If your photo-hosting service meets the partner requirements, we would like to work with you. You will be paid for every image that we select from your photo-hosting service and publish on the Yandex.Images homepage. The licensing cost is negotiated on an individual basis.

Bonuses for Partners

  • Photographs from your site may be displayed on the Yandex.Images homepage.

  • A link to the source of the photo will be included in the description of the selected photo.
  • A copyright will be printed on every image that the user downloads in the format “Yandex and <resource name>. <Author's name>”.

  • In the “About the project” section, we will list you as one of our partners and post your logotype with a link to your site.

Requirements for Partners

Any site that contains a large database of quality photos or illustrations can become a Yandex.Images partner, so long as you observe the following conditions:

  1. The size of your database should be at least 100,000 images.
  2. Your images should be of high resolution (no less than 1920 pixels in height and 2500 in width).
  3. Images should be of high-quality professional content and not contain copyrights or watermarks.
  4. Your database of photographs or illustrations should contain a wide spectrum of themes (nature, animals, architecture, abstract images, automobiles, cityscapes, 3D, close-ups, etc.).
  5. Images should export as ZIP-archives and meet the following requirements:
    • Photos are full-size or contain links to full-size images.
    • Photos contain names and descriptions (approx. 100 characters).
    • Image contains caption written by author (two or three sentences describing the topic and where and when the image was shot).
  6. You grant Yandex the right to choose photographs from your site.
  7. Your photo-hosting or photostock service maintains compulsory liability insurance.

The photo-hosting (or photostock) service should confirm that it possesses the legal right to grant Yandex the license to use its photographs as part of Yandex services, specifically:

  1. To reproduce, copy, distribute and bring to public attention partner photographs on all Yandex websites as well as on social networking sites throughout the world.
  2. To alter the size of photographs.
  3. To grant free sub-licensing to an unlimited number of persons within 24 hours of posting to Yandex.Images (according to local time), so that said persons can copy and reproduce the photographs for their own non-commercial uses.

Rules concerning selection and display of images

All images are singled out automatically based on an analysis of their graphic elements: gradient, texture, color characteristics, contrast, etc.

Then the selected images pass through individual moderation. We check to make sure that there are no portraits of people or erotic pictures among the chosen images and ensure that a variety of themes are represented.

We select an equal proportion of images from each partner.

Note. During your uncompensated trial period, however, you may find that we display your images a little more frequently. This is so that we can quickly determine how effective your resources are.

How to become a partner

Send a request with information about your website to the address We will send you all the necessary information and let you know how to proceed.